This issue is all about photographing community, featuring work captured over years and decades, including Peter Mitchell’s Planet Yorkshire and Chris Dorley-Brown’s East End archive. CJ Clarke’s project on his Essex home town and Victoria Hely-Hutchinson’s account of life in Britain’s elite public schools are very much insider views. Plus we present two very different communities photographed by Klaus Pichler, focused on hard-core drinkers and new agers. In Projects we have two contrasting takes on the political process in the lead up to the US elections. In Intelligence we talk to Ali Taptik about the challenges of capturing an unfamiliar city, as the recipient of the first Elliott Erwitt Havana 7 Fellowship, and we tell the story of how a simple act of humanity turned into a wide-ranging portrait project that got backing from UNHCR. Plus, we have interviews with French curator Clément Chéroux, XL Recordings’ creative director Phil Lee, a preview of Paris Photo and reviews of the Pentax K-1 and a remarkable 12mm superwide.